28 days from £2,592
Have you always wanted to visit the iconic Eiffel Tower? Maybe you’ve always wanted to wander the streets and canals of Amsterdam? With the Grand European, you can do it all in one on a 28 day round-trip! Journey to the most enchanting of European cities and soak up the culture as you eat an abundance of delicious local cuisine. Starting in London, you’ll venture to Paris, the Swiss Alps, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Venice, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam to name just a few! Pack your bags and head off for this trip of a lifetime!
What you get
Days 1 & 2: London to Paris
Meet your group as you embark to the City of Lights - home of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Immerse yourself in Parisian culture, eat classic French cuisine and be completely dazzled. Opt to see the city on a bike tour, then head up the Seine River on a captivating cruise.
Days 3 & 4: Swiss Alps
Leave the enchantment of Paris behind as you journey to the snowy Swiss Alps. Experience jaw-dropping views and stroll through fairytale-like villages. Get your adrenaline pumping with an optional skydive out of a helicopter - it will be truly unforgettable!
Day 5: Avignon
Visit the medieval Gothic buildings of Avignon at the Palais des Papes. Then enjoy an evening meal at a magnificent local bistro before washing it down with some Rhone Valley wine. Bon appetit!
Days 6 & 7: Barcelona
Travel through to the Catalonian seaside capital - Barcelona! Enjoy a city tour, eat delicious tapas, see the wonderful art nouveau and wander through the bustling backstreets. Then visit the magnificent architecture of the Gothic Quarter.
Days 8 & 9: French Riviera and Monaco
Witness the gorgeous coastline by the French Riviera, smell the sweet scents at a traditional French perfumery and hit the stylish designer boutiques in Nice's Old Town. Then head out for a guided tour of Ferrari-filled Monaco before heading to the Monte Carlo Casino to hit the jackpot.
Days 10 & 11: Florence
Take an iconic snapshot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then head to the rolling Tuscan hills. Dine in delicious Italian trattorias, wander through the romantic streets with a tour guide and learn all about the history of the city.
Days 12 & 13: Rome
Stop by the magical hilltop of Orvieto before journeying onwards to Rome. Visit the legendary Colosseum, throw some coins into the Trevi Fountain and gorge on Italy's best pizza. Enjoy espresso in cute coffee shops, ride around on Vespas and uncover the history of the streets.
Days 14 & 15: Vatican City and Venice
Visit the smallest country in the world - Vatican City. Then head to Venice and uncover the magical Floating City on a guided tour. See St Mark's Square and Accademia Bridge, then explore the Grand Canal on a vaporetto. Venice is truly unforgettable!
Days 16, 17 & 18: Pag Island, Croatia
Spend the next few days in Croatia relaxing in the sunshine and swimming in sparkling waters. Laze on the beach, eat amazing food and dance the night away as you party all night long.
Day 19 & 20: Slovenia
Head to Ljubljana, the vibrant capital of Slovenia. Then head out in the evening for a spectacular pub crawl with everyone to see Slovenia come alive at night! The next day tick the calming Lake Bled off your travel bucket list and soak in the incredible views surrounding you.
Days 21: Austrian Alps
Venture through the snow-capped hills and breathe in the refreshing air. Then opt to get your adrenaline pumping by skydiving, paragliding, canyoning or mountain biking.
Days 22 & 23: Prague
Visit Mauthausen - a former concentration camp before making your way to the fairytale city of Prague. Take a walking tour through the cobbled streets and lose yourself in the Czech culture. Eat by food stalls then stroll around Old Town Square with a traditional Czech beer in hand.
Days 24 & 25: Berlin
Uncover the 800 year-old Dresden and see the Frauenkirche before making your way to beautiful Berlin for some currywurst. See the remains of the Berlin Wall, then why not see what the city looked like under Nazi rule with a Third Reich walking tour? Head to Kreuzberg then opt for a street art and nightlife tour.
Days 26 & 27: Amsterdam
Journey past tulip fields to the city famous for its cheeky cafes, clogs and cheese. See the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and cycle amongst 881,000 bikes on a brilliant bike tour. Choose to indulge in some history and culture as you see the famous house where Anne Frank wrote her diary followed by the spectacular Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum.
Day 28: Amsterdam to London, England
It's your last day today! Pack your bags and wave goodbye to Amsterdam as you head back to the hustle and bustle of good ol' London this evening!
Accommodation & Meals
27 nights accommodation are included in this trip. 19 nights will be spent in hostels, 6 nights in bungalows and 2 nights in an Austrian Gasthof. You will be staying in same sex, multi-share accommodation (4-6 per room) in the hostels & Gasthof and in twin or double-share rooms in the bungalow accommodation.
27 continental breakfasts. 4 lunches and 12 dinners are included.
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You will need to meet your group at the starting hostel in Central London at 6am on day 1. Due to the early start, you may wish to pre-book a night at the hostel for the night before. Your travel advisor can help you with this.
The trip ends back in London at approximately 8.30pm on day 28.